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Emma’s tipsy cakes tip the balance to clinch Young Trader of the Year title
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Times October 2020 FEATURES
       The picturesque Cumbrian market that doubled in size overnight
Kirkby Lonsdale Market in beautiful South Lakeland has doubled in size since the community interest company that runs it took on a private operator in July to recruit new traders and smarten up the operation. Now the challenge is to keep the traditional market vibrant during a COVID winter. NICOLA GOULD reports
B r K i n i r g k i b n y g L i n o a n s p d r a i v l e a t m e a o r p k e e r t a w t o a r s t o n o r u n easy decision. To some, it must
have seemed like handing over your precious toddler to nursery school for the first time — you know they are in professional hands, but you can’t help worrying.
Like so many small, rural market towns, the market has been part of Kirkby Lonsdale’s DNA for centuries.
Established by charter in 1127, it has had
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Lune thrived, so did the Thursday market, but all that history and heritage seemed threatened 11 years ago when the town council announced that it could no longer afford to run the market.
The locals were determined to keep such an important asset, so Kirkby Lonsdale Community Interest Company (CIC) was formed to take over the running of the market and other town assets. The market haTshpeloCdIdCe’ds taolwongaqnuditeouhraipsmpilmy aenvaegresrince.
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  Lymington — fairly easy bounceback
from lockdown
With more than a hundred stalls stretching down the wide, Georgian High Street, Lymington Market in the New Forest has the perfect location within the perfect location. NICOLA GOULD reports
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                 Kirkby Lonsdale — p14
Lymington — p28
Whitby — p34
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  NEWS, REPORTS etc
   A North Yorkshire market where Dracula
lurks to
boost trade
 Warrington’s new £11 million market gets off
to a flying start 4
Conservation-minded Cecilia scoops
NMTF student grant 10
Thanks Dominic — you’ve put us on the map! 11
Future-proofing traditional markets
— balancing online and offline 18
Spring into Markets — NMTF to publish
new guide to retail market trading 19
Hopes are high for the future of Crewe Market Hall following a £3 million transformation 20
Emma’s tipsy cakes tip the balance to clinch Young Trader of the Year title 22
The NMTF, its members and the challenges
of COVID-19 24-26
New canopy to take the chill out of
Preston Market 27
Much loved Durham market shoe business
falls victim to crisis 27
New NABMA President installed at
virtual conference 27
LSD — 30 years of highs (and a few lows)
on markets in the Midlands 32
Welcome to Finance for Entrepreneurs 38 Lowestoft’s new market is seeking recruits 40
Great offer for traders — get a contactless
card reader for just £19 41
Chiswick Flower Market is coming up roses
— and microgreens 42
Traders at London’s Borough Market
support Beirut 45
Canterbury Market is fighting back on the
high street 45
Glyn calls time after 41 years 46 Obituary — Lord Graham of Edmonton 46 Market Times quiz 47 Advertisers index 47
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